HIV AND AIDS

IN SUB SAHAREN AFRICA

True facts !!!!!!!!

  • 22.9 million people are living with HIV
  • 2 million people died in sub Saharen africa
  • From the 2 million people 290,000 were children under 15 years old that died
  • Since the beginning of the epidemic 14.8 million children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.
  • Around 360,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa became infected with HIV in 2012
  • 59 percent of HIV-positive people in Africa are women, the majority of children diagnosed with HIV have had the virus passed from their mothers.
  • During 2011 alone, an estimated 1.2 million adults and children died as a result of AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • less than 10 percent of HIV-positive children in need of treatment are being treated.

http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/global?page=cr09-

http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-hiv-africa

http://www.compassion.com/poverty/facts-on-aids.htm